The return to warmer and less windy conditions provided surfcasters with a shot today, and there will hopefully be some reports of success tomorrow -- though legal stripers will be a real surprise at this point. Both Grumpy's and Betty & Nick's in Seaside Park are reporting some small bass are being caught on plugs and metal. The Jamaica has room on its offshore wreck trip for jumbo sea bass at 10 p.m. Wednesday. Call 732 528-5014 for reservations. Bob Matthews, at Fisherman's Den in Belmar Marina reports several regulars at the ,shop did a blackfish trip yesterday on Parker Pete's that worked out well. Marty Westerfield boated a 12-pound trophy. Tom Diggs, John Ozbock and Charlie Dana had limits -- and most tog were over 6 pounds.